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Between the Lines: Candidates visit, death penalty, racinos

2:15 PM, Apr 22, 2012   |    comments
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The Presidential spotlight focused on Northeast Ohio this past week.

Both President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Lorain County.

Who got the best of the exchange? And what can the region and state due to try to get some real value out of numerous candidate visits to our swing state?

Ohio's death penalty is under renewed debate.

Executions resumed last week and many more are scheduled in the next 20 months.

Seventeen states have abolished the death penalty. There are financial and moral arguments, as well as ones of fairness.

A proposal to abolish Ohio's death penalty is in the legislature.

What are the arguments for and against?

Ohioans approved four casinos but they could soon have 11 Ohio gambling parlors open with racinos combining horses and slots.

A court is reviewing a lawsuit about this. What challenges and issues does the additional gambling pose?

Dennis Kucinich is flirting with a run for Congress in Washington state.

What should he do?

Tom Beres discusses these questions with Channel 3 Political Analyst Mary Anne Sharkey and Plain Dealer Mark Naymik on this edition of Between the Lines.

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